|October 07, 2010|
Allstream Centre Wins Award of Merit
|The 36th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards took place on October 5, 2010 at The Royal Conservatory of Music and honoured Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place with its first Award of Merit in the William Greer Architectural Conservations and Craftsmanship Category. The Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate outstanding contributions by individuals and community organizations, as well as industry professionals and associations, in promoting and conserving Toronto's history and heritage landmarks. The Award of Merit recognizes owners who have undertaken projects to restore or adapt buildings or structures that have been in existence for forty years or more. |
Recognizing the contributions of NORR Architects, Heritage Consultants; Andre Scheinman, E.R.A. Architects Inc., James Bailey Architect and Contractors; Vanbots Construction, MHPM Project Management and Clifford Restoration, the award highlights the accomplishments of renovating an 80 year old building into an award winning conference centre.
In addition to the quality of craftsmanship, appropriateness of materials, and the use of sound conservation principles, the jury considers how well the project meets current needs while maintaining the integrity of the original design vision.
"We are pleased to receive the Award of Merit for restoring and rehabilitating the city's historic Automotive Building. The preservation of this very important building serves as reminder that we must honour our past as we embrace the future." says Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Board, Joe Pantalone, "On behalf of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, I am proud that Allstream Centre, Canada's newest and greenest conference centre is being recognized for the beautiful and functional restoration."